To better see sample sentences using the word
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Sample Sentences Using
Go to Word Detail Page
Go to Home Page
  • His unusual conduct was, I believe, a simple by-product of the deepening atmosphere of malaise and fear.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "And one benefit of the mining up here is that the skeeters don’t seem to like the coal dust and other by-products any more than we do.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • It had not always been that way; during their first days together he had scarcely seemed aware of the raw actuality of the experience she had gone through, even though the by-products of that experience—her malnutrition, her anemia, her vanished teeth—had been his constant and devoted concern.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • What if I forget reality entirely? I did not know that my entire personality, my entire being, could be discarded as the byproduct of my anatomy.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent

  • Show more
  • Here, bodily damage is more or less considered to be a by-product of living, not a disgrace.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Those peoples deaths were mere by-products of a plan to restore Voldemort to full strength again.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Particle accelerators sear the land, and leave radioactive byproducts.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Death is only a byproduct of terrorism.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Well, a byproduct of a trench is a long pile of loose earth.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • There were less objectionable ways to produce oil by-products.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl

  • Show more again
  • Despite the aluminum braces on his legs, he carried himself with a resilient, vertical dignity that seemed more a by-product of noble ancestry than any kind of conscious effort.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • As Nasuada digested the implications, she realized that Elva’s unsettling aspect was a by-product of the suffering that she had been exposed to.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • On the other hand, organic Rosie was a tasty bird, with more flavor than mass-market birds fed on a diet of antibiotics and animal by-products.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • There’s just a child that has to be born, the byproduct of good nights in Milan.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • An important by-product of the unflamboyant language is to make the proper names stand out in the line.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Due to the pronounced dehydration that was an inevitable by-product of heavy breathing in such desiccated air, each of us consumed more than a gallon of liquid every day.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • We in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic world have a fair chunk of mythology invested in rain and its most major by-product.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Like this, from the second letter I received: When I think of you and me and what we shared, I know it would be easy for others to dismiss our time together as simply a by-product of the days and nights spent by the sea, a "fling" that, in the long run, would mean absolutely nothing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • There were those who said that it was just a horrible accident, an inevitable by-product of the fact that police officers sometimes have to make life-or-death decisions in conditions of uncertainty.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • It was in the killing department that the packers had been left most in the lurch, and precisely here that they could least afford it; the smoking and canning and salting of meat might wait, and all the by-products might be wasted—but fresh meats must be had, or the restaurants and hotels and brownstone houses would feel the pinch, and then "public opinion" would take a startling turn.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Science, research, and technology are all by-products of our philosophical relection.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • They are all really large and handsome, and they were all eating excessive amounts of animal by-products, just like Josh.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Hercule Poirot once taught me in a very dramatic manner that romance can be a by-product of crime.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Nyodene D. is a whole bunch of things thrown together that are byproducts of the manufacture of insecticide.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Feelings like these are the normal by-products of imperialism; ask any Anglo-Indian official, if you can catch him off duty.
    George Orwell  --  Shooting an Elephant
  • It was its rational byproduct that soon overshadowed it and almost everything else in the field of mathematics.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • She wanted a man who would treat Kevin the way he should be treated, not simply as the unwanted by-product of someone he desired.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • Call finally decided his coolness was just a byproduct of his general vanity and overconfidence.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • It was an unimportant by-product of those energies, Jan knew, that he was seeing now.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • It’s one of the by-products of alcohol.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Farmer was hoping for real change in Haiti, and meanwhile hating what he called "the tumble," the turmoil and bloodshed and their inevitable by-product, the worsening of Haiti’s already wretched public health.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Except as a benefit to its witnesses, since we human creatures have many reasons to believe there’s advantage and profit for someone in everything, even in the worst muds, wastes, and poison by-products; and a charm of chemical medicine or industry is how there are endless uses in cinders, slag, bone, and manure.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • There are likely to be other valuable minerals as by-products in a nickel mine.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • They have by-products, take sudden turns in unexpected directions.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Intelligence is an aimless byproduct except as it serves these basic drives.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • The byproduct was I knew my dad would be pleased with what I was doing with my life.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • She could try to dismiss her feelings as temporary, a by-product of other factors in her life.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • You were merely a by-product, a side issue that suddenly became immensely important to the authorities.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Would she ever receive the justice that is mercy—the justice for by-products that the world is too busy to bestow?
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • The byproduct of the lifestyle is polluted rivers, greenhouse effect, spouse abuse, televangelists, and serial killers.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • She also couldn’t walk or even stand, a consequence of nerve damage that is a frequent by-product of fistula.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Hundreds of thousands of idle and unexploited minds was the most hazardous and wasteful by-product that every factory made.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • All those decades, he says, when we thought about weapons all the time and never thought about the dark multiplying byproduct.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It also left IBP with a great deal of leftover bones, blood, and scraps of meat that could be rendered into profitable byproducts such as dog food.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • I challenge the engineers in this audience to devise new techniques for developing cheap, clean, and plentiful energy, and as a byproduct, to control floods.
    Gerald R. Ford  --  A War That is Finished
  • One of the by-products of being a perfectionist and constantly trying to improve myself are sobering feelings of low-grade anxiety and a nagging sense of inadequacy.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Just wait, someday soon he’ll identify that substance present throughout the body, and he’ll manufacture those by-products himself, the ones with the intoxicating effect on the spinal cord.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • We learned about coal by-products," she says.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • "I think if we mix it with sugar and add heat we’ll get three parts oxygen and two parts carbon dioxide along with some other byproducts.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • By-products of dirt and vileness!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Search for samples from other sources
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®

Go to Home Page . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading